paynesgrey: Diana (Default)
2020-04-05 10:37 am

Welcome Post! Friends Only



Hello!

This is my personal Dreamwidth journal! Not to be confused with my art journal: [community profile] paynesgrey_art, which is for...well, adding art. And my writing journal, [community profile] paynesgrey_fics for writing, obviously. :-)

This is cross-posting to my LJ and I'll update this with my LJ account when LJ is down or buggy. So, woot!

Please feel to subscribe to me, and I'll get back to you.
paynesgrey: John William Waterhouse (ophelia)
2017-09-01 10:29 am

Some Recs

[community profile] het_bigbang  reveals are out! Both of my artists got back to me about my artwork. The Mad Max author really liked it, and I am pleased. I'm going to pimp their works here because I DID read them to do the art and found them really good.

[Mad Max] My Blue Bucket of Gold by ninety6tears
Rated Explicit. Max/Furiosa, canon divergent.
Max returns to the Citadel to arrange an exchange of favors, but his end of a deal with Furiosa, as well as rising concern for the Dag’s struggles, proves to be much more than he bargained for. New beginnings promise healing, but some old habits are hard to wash out.


[Iron Man Movies] the bolder the lip by sandyk
Rated Explicit. Tony/Pepper, AU after Iron Man 2
Pepper said yes to going to Venice. The secret of Tony's success was to tell Pepper the truth, always.


And the story that wasn't finished but I did art for anyway has at least the first chapter up. 

[Riverdale] Jughead and Betty's Epic Detour by Browneyesparker
Rated T. Betty/Jughead. AU
Jughead and Betty take the road trip that Archie and Jughead were supposed to take together. Title taken from "Roger and Amy's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson but that's as far as it goes. Rated T.

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I'm signing up for this challenge as an artist too. If you're interested:



A 10,000-word big bang for small fandoms! FAQ | Rules | Authors | Beta/Cheerleader | Affiliate (Artist sign-ups will open on Nov 1!)


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I read a really good and HOT fic on KU yesterday. I haven't updated on Goodreads yet because there are two more stories in there to read as a bonus, but the fic was really good if you're into erotica and want something decent to read to get your jollies off. I'm not usually into romance/erotica but I liked the premise and I like to see what sells out there.

It's called: So. Toxic: a virgin, fake marriage by Kelley Harvey.

I have a small shameless addiction to fake marriage / marriage of convenience set ups and I always like to see how they play out. Even as a bonus, these characters are reunited childhood friends which is always adorable IMO. The pacing in this story is pretty fast, and the two characters are likable, even the "bad boy". The writing style is light and amusing, but no where near the juvenile ways of EL James. It can be contemporary at times, but the writing is done well enough that I didn't find it bad or obnoxious. The voice seemed modern enough and fit the characters, like I could picture it.

The book is not without its issues. There is little to no plot, with some plot anecdotes here and there. Tyson has taken care of the baby boy he thinks is his son of a former girlfriend, who is a drug addict. He needs Jo to fake a marriage so he can look like a responsible father to the courts. The only thing I see about Tyson being a good father is what the author tells us. Most of the time he hands the kid off to a friend or something, but the kid does like him. The reason Jo "owes" him seems kind of silly, and we really never know why Tyson is rich or what he does as a job. So their are environmental things in the book that are weak if not non-existent. Jo is pretty milk toast. She has the spunky best friend to threaten the love interest when needed. There is also the evil racist mother trope. 

If you can look by any of that, the sex scenes, and they are NUMEROUS, are really satisfying. I tried reading this book during my lunch break, in the break room, with people coming and going and trying to talk to me, and I was definitely uncomfortable. Haha. 

If anything it was a shameless treat. It was a fast read, and I liked it well enough to share it. It's good for horny readers and not so much for people that like porn with plot. I'd probably read the author again. The writing style and grammar wasn't bad, which is a plus with KU.

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I can tell most people are phoning in today at work. My boss talked to me and another coworker about mattresses on sale and labor day deals for like 20 minutes. So yeah, it's that kind of day.

I do at least want to get all my emails done today, which is manageable. I don't like leaving dangling work for the weekend.

I hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll be productive and get some stuff done.
paynesgrey: Diana (heroes)
2017-07-28 07:47 am

Heroes and Inuyasha Fiction Recommendations

Because the original post got too large, here are my Heroes and Inuyasha Fic Recs:

This entry will constantly be updated!

Heroes Recs )

Inuyasha Fic Recs )

Continue to the rest of the fic recs...
paynesgrey: Diana (oswin)
2017-07-26 08:51 am

Fic Recs

Misc. Multi-Fandom Fiction Recs: (Harry Potter, Veronica Mars, Bleach, Avatar, Ouran, Moonlight, Iron Man, Haven, Merlin, Supernatural, Glee, Star Trek, V, Doctor Who, Fringe, Sherlock Holmes, Flashforward, Dollhouse, Being Human, Misc., Crossovers)

This entry will constantly be updated!

My FIC RECS - sans Inuyasha and Heroes )
paynesgrey: Protest Sign (upset)
2017-07-07 09:44 pm

UGH

 Fuck you, Photobucket.
paynesgrey: Clara x 12 (drwho-clara12)
2017-05-22 12:48 pm

Fanfic Meme

Stolen from [personal profile] scripsi and [personal profile] lost_spook:

 

List the first five (or so) lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether. WIPs count). See if there are any patterns.

 1. One Quick Trip (Doctor Who, Eight, Gen) -  Muriel thought she was dreaming. She turned around the room, soaking in the impossibility of it, taking in every detail she could. If this was a dream, then why could she see so much and with so many details? Wouldn’t her vision be hazier?

 

The decor of this room, well, the control room of his spaceship, was a mixture of old-fashioned Earth Victorian melded with alien technological elements. In the corner she saw regular old books on a dusty bookshelf, and next to it a small ornate chair with end tables at either side. 

 

 

paynesgrey: Avatar - DRAW HARDER! // please tell me if you made this (draw)
2017-05-16 10:00 am

My art community

Since I seem to be taking more commissions and doing more artwork - I decided to start another community here on Dreamwidth to keep all my icons and artwork in one spot. So I opened up [community profile] paynesgrey_art, a companion for [community profile] paynesgrey_fics.


Eventually I'll be closing my y!gallery, artist alley and Paper Demon accounts as I never go there anymore or do anything to keep it active. I do still keep up with DeviantART, but for mature artwork, past and present, I will be keeping it at Dreamwidth as they are not as strict as some places for mature works. I will keep them under f-lock once I bring them over. Feel free to watch it and join if you like.


I have also stopped updating my LJ community and imported all my old fics here, so eventually I will phase those sites out. I'm hoping that my personal journal and maybe even who-contest will be the only things I'll work on at Livejournal by the end of the year. I just need to keep organized. I don't have the attention span for all these different places, and after some thought, Dreamwidth has the best Terms of Services, and I'm starting to get the hang of their journal layouts.
paynesgrey: Marilyn Monroe (marilyn)
2017-02-21 12:19 pm

Re-posting: Commissions Needed

Still desperate! I just had another hefty bill come through for my car, and I'm still paying off medical bills for having my baby and surgery on some complications. 
 
I am open to pretty much everything for the things on this list. Let me know if you have ideas and we can work something out.
 
Things I will be able to do:
 
Graphic design work (1-2 iterations):
- Wallpapers ($3) computer size and lower size
- Banners ($3) No more than 300x400 pixels
- Manips ($5) all sizes
- Book Covers for indie books ($10) - if I need to use my stock imagery account this might include the cost of the stock photo too.
- Logos, icons, other graphics, custom graphics - we can discuss ($3 - $10)
- Indie Publishing package ($100) This includes book cover, beta read, uploading to Amazon, Nook, or any other ebook place. Same goes for a layout for Creative Space too for a physical book.
 
Digital art, fandom or original:
 
- Pastel, Marker or Colored Pencils 8x10 ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop or Illustrator or Sketchbook 8x10 ($30)
- Black and White ink ($15)
- Coloring Book page ($10)
 
Pet Portraits:
 
- Ink ($20)
- Pastel or Colored Pencil ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop ($35)
 
Here are my portfolios to see my work:
 
 
I've done several big bangs, banners, and original award banners for lots of fandom communities. I've got about 15 years of design experience. Most of my professional work is graphic design, prototyping and web design. Painting and drawing is mostly a hobby at this point but I've done it since I could hold a pencil.
I will give a sample sketch to show you before you pay once we discuss subject matter and terms.
 
Keep in mind that I will not ask for payment until after the work is complete. I will be using Paypal only. I would feel super guilty if I got paid even a portion and could not deliver.
 
Please share if you can! Thanks!
 
PS: Another thing that would help out if you haven't bought my book Unbridled. It's at Amazon. 
Even though I don't get royalties until two months later, it would help later.
The e-book is $2.99 and the physical copy is $11.99. If you would like a physical copy signed by me, I can send you one for $10.
 
Thank you very much everyone!


(If I owe you commissions, I'm working on them and will finish them soon!)
paynesgrey: icon by paynesgrey (womensmarch)
2017-02-02 10:40 am
Entry tags:

#RESIST



Seems appropriate
paynesgrey: Avatar - DRAW HARDER! // please tell me if you made this (draw)
2017-01-06 09:17 am

LJ Commissions Post - Help needed

I haven't done commissions in FOREVER, but I'm kind of desperate at the moment. I have some bills coming up and groceries are needed, as well as savings for the upcoming arrival of the baby, and instead of just asking for money, I prefer to give something for them. The Gods gave me an art talent after all, so...

Keep in mind, I AM seven months pregnant, so soon I won't be able to do much but sit on my butt anyway, so I figured this was a good time.

Things I will be able to do:

Graphic design work (1-2 iterations):
- Wallpapers ($3) computer size and lower size
- Banners ($3) No more than 300x400 pixels
- Manips ($5) all sizes
- Book Covers for indie books ($10) - if I need to use my stock imagery account this might include the cost of the stock photo too.
- Logos, icons, other graphics, custom graphics - we can discuss ($3 - $10)

Digital art, fandom or original:

- Pastel, Marker or Colored Pencils 8x10 ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop or Illustrator or Sketchbook 8x10 ($30)
- Black and White ink ($15)
- Coloring Book page ($10)

Pet Portraits:

- Ink ($20)
- Pastel or Colored Pencil ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop ($35)

Here are my portfolios to see my work:

Behance
Website
Deviantart

I've done several big bangs, banners, and original award banners for lots of fandom communities. I've got about 15 years of design experience. Most of my professional work is graphic design, prototyping and web design. Painting and drawing is mostly a hobby at this point but I've done it since I could hold a pencil.
I will give a sample sketch to show you before you pay once we discuss subject matter and terms.

Keep in mind that I will not ask for payment until after the work is complete. I will be using Paypal only. I would feel super guilty if I got paid even a portion and could not deliver.

Please share if you can! Thanks!

PS: Another thing that would help out if you haven't bought my book Unbridled. It's at Amazon.
Even though I don't get royalties until two months later, it would help later.
The e-book is $2.99 and the physical copy is $11.99. If you would like a physical copy signed by me, I can send you one for $10.

Thank you very much everyone!
paynesgrey: Diana (inukag)
2016-08-03 08:41 am
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Emergency Funding...

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Emergency Funding...
I still need to get enough to cover my insurance from the GoFundMe Campaign I have rolling currently.

GoFundMe: Emergency Funds Campaign

I'm stepping up the signal boost because it can take a few days for the funds to process to my bank, which puts a bit of a time limit on me. Hubby and I have jobs, but it will take a bit before we get paid and all of our pay has to go to rent. To say we are desperate is rather an understatement, but we're still holding out hope that it will get better and we can make it through the beginning of this month.

If you can, please boost the signal. You have all done so, so much for us - and though I hate to ask, I would be grateful if you could do so again. Any platform is fine, as long as it gets out there.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. For helping us in the past. For everything you do here and now. For giving us support, good advice, kindness and love. Thank you...

*Squishes Everyone*

Love~
Mandy
paynesgrey: Diana (supernatural)
2016-07-07 10:30 am
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Please help a friend out...

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Bit the bullet...
...and did another GoFundMe campaign. I'm really looking forward to hubby getting that job - but until then, any and all help would be appreciated! Link can be found here:

GoFundMe Link

If you can, please boost the signal (here, FB, Twitter - matters not), it would mean the world to us over here! And thank you, thank you for always listening, always being supportive - and being the warm, sweet folks you always are!

*Squishes Flisty Tight*

Love~
Mandy
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-clara12-2)
2016-06-20 06:25 pm

Promotion Announcement: Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 (Please pass along...)

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 at Promotion Announcement: Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 (Please pass along...)


What: Crossover themed prompt fest.
When: Now - September 30th.
Where: [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi
Who: Clan Terror and Clan [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey, aka [livejournal.com profile] who_contest and [livejournal.com profile] heroes_contest.

Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 ~ Rules and Guidelines.
Cosmic Collision Prompting Post ~ Accepting Prompts now.

Universes include Doctor Who, DC, MCU, Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Whedon Verse.
paynesgrey: I ship it (reylo)
2016-06-20 11:55 am

2016 Summer Mini Challenge

Summer Mini Challenge is open again!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 at 2016 Summer Mini Challenge
Today is the first official day of summer (at least, for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so that means its time once again for my


Do you want to play? See the details below! =)

THE RULES

THE PROMPTS

--> SIGNUPS <-- You have to sign up at the Dreamwidth post. You can do so anonymously or you can use OpenID to sign up with your LJ name.

This challenge is open from June 20th, 2016 through September 22nd, 2016, so you have plenty of time to play, if you want!

Have fun, stay cool, and happy writing! =)
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-ot3)
2016-06-07 11:55 am

Signal Boost

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Bit the bullet...
I no longer have a Facebook, but I have managed to set up a GoFundMe account anyhow. If you can, please share this on your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or even here at Livejournal. I need to be able to get these funds and pull forward if I can and I'm rather out of options at this point...even if you can only share/pimp/signal boost, it would mean a lot to me!

My GoFundMe Account

Thank you, always and bless you.

Wish me luck, guise!

*HUGS*

Mandy
paynesgrey: Kira from Teen Wolf (kira-teenwolf)
2016-03-23 02:04 pm
Entry tags:

New Community Promotion!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at New Community Promotion!
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 at New Community Promotion! Please, pass it on.
This is an advertisement for three new LJ communities, brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 and [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi. Please, share this with your flist to spread the writing fun!


[livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts When one prompt isn't enough! Six prompts in one.
All fandoms and original fiction welcome.


[livejournal.com profile] aanime_fan For fans of American animation, CGI, video games, and cartoons.
Fan fic, graphics, news, and essays welcome.


[livejournal.com profile] myth_fan For fans of mythology, fairy/folk tales, and urban legends.
Fan fic, graphics, news, and essays welcome.



Feel free to pass it along, guise! These new comms sound like fun!
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-missyclara)
2016-01-09 10:59 pm

Fandom Stocking Yum-Yum

Well, fandom-stocking reveals are in, and I feel like such a lucky duck at all the goodies I received. I must thank everyone who filled my stocking this year. I am thoroughly happy with the thought that went into the banners, icons and fics for me! People in fandom are pretty amazing and I'm grateful to be apart of it.

I received several little fics that I feel I need to share. I hope you get a chance to read them and enjoy them as I did.

Doctor Who, Missy/Clara drabble by sharpest_asp. I love this little ficlet with a passion! Missy/Clara are my guilty pleasure.

Doctor Who, Love and Kisses by [livejournal.com profile] kiramaru7. River/Doctor is my OTP. Thank you!

Doctor Who, Passing Fancies - a River/Eight ficlet by muccamukk, OMG MY PAIRING. Loved this look at Eight and River crossing paths. Also, EIGHT!!!!!

Doctor Who, No, Miss Oswald, I Expect You to Die by JohnAmendAll, more delicious Clara/Missy. YOU SPOIL ME!

Doctor Who/Star Wars, Taking Relationship Advice from a Master by annariel, This was a HUGE surprise to me, mainly because I did not ask for Star Wars, and someone even went out of their way to notice that I ship Rey/Kylo Ren, and wrote a Missy instructing Kylo Ren about his attraction to Rey, which is GLORIOUS and CLEVER. And I just love this to bits. AHHHHHH! Perfection.

Agent Carter, A Married Man by [livejournal.com profile] yetanothermask, Peggy/Jarvis goodness that I rarely see because he's married, but this is PERFECT, and I just love their chemistry on the show so them pining for each other just makes a lot of sense to me.

Thank you everyone!

-- Also, I did some of my own from Doctor Who, Twilight, Jessica Jones, Inuyasha, and Marvel fandoms.
I updated them at [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey_fics if you want to take a look.

All of this really cheered me up. I had sort of a bad day yesterday at work, so this really made up for it reading these stockings.
Wheee!
paynesgrey: Diana (sw-reybb8)
2015-12-30 01:49 pm

Star Wars Friending Meme

The Basics

name: Heather
age: 30s
location: IL, USA

Star Wars

favorite prequel trilogy character (s): Amidala, Obiwan, R2D2, Qui Gon Jinn
favorite original trilogy character(s): Luke, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, Yoda, R2D2, Darth Vader
favorite sequel trilogy character (s): Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe, Han, Leia, Chewbacca
favorite shipss: Rey/Kylo Ren, Han/Leia, Finn/Poe, Amidala/Obiwan
favorite movie in the series: A New Hope and The Force Awakens
favorite scenes/moments in the series: Leia/Han banter, Leia kissing Luke, Rey and Ren fighting, Finn finding out that Poe is alive
favorite actor/actress (s): Ewan McGregor, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issacs, Adam Driver
Contribute to the fandom in anyway?: I do some graphics and have been writing Reylo. I plan on writing Finn/Poe eventually.

Darkside or Lightside?: Darkside.


Other

other fandoms: Arrow, Doctor Who, MCU, DC TV, Inuyasha, Heroes, Jessica Jones
other ships: Oliver/Felicity, Doctor/River, Doctor/Clara, Loki/Darcy, Kagome/Sesshoumaru, Kikyou/Naraku, Miroku/Sango, Peter/Claire, Jessica Jones/Trish Walker
other interests: art, design, technology, nature, paganism, dogs, original writing
other websites you're on: Tumblr, AO3, Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter
Friending Policiy: open as long as you're not a hater or a bot
anything else: I have been in fandom for a long time.


May The Force be With You
paynesgrey: Diana (supernatural)
2015-12-01 09:59 pm

For a friend in need - Help with Household Bills (GoFundMe Post)

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon at Help with Household Bills (GoFundMe Post)
My family and I are really short on funds this month - and while my new job finally starts tomorrow (after a two-three week wait for scheduled training), I will not be getting paid until the 22nd. That is quite a long way away - and our savings are pretty much depleted. I have enough to maybe get us through this week (and maybe a few days after), but not nearly enough for all the bills that are racking up demanding due payment soon. And to add to that, we will still need gas, food and other household necessities covered beyond the other bills.

If you can, please donate or spread the word. I know this is a tough time for everyone - but every little bit helps:

GoFundMe: Household Bills Fund

GoFundMe on Facebook


If you need to talk to me, you can always PM me here or at FB. If you have my email, you can even ping me there. :D

Any help with this is massively appreciated (I just hope you all know this!) and if you can - please pass it along. Thank you, thank you, thank you - always - for your help, your support and your warm hearts.



*Hugs to All*

Mandy
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-squee)
2015-11-29 08:39 pm

Chicago Tardis 2015

This was an awesome convention!

I had never gone to Chicago Tardis but I can say I was pleased. It wasn't too busy, and I'm glad I went on Sunday because I heard Friday was a huge clusterfuck. Anyway, the lines weren't too bad, there wasn't that many people, and I got exactly what I wanted ... to meet Paul and Alex, get their autographs and get a picture with them.

I have been having Eight/River bunnies dancing in my head since I got back from the convention.

Pictures )

Alex was hinting a bit on the Christmas special without giving away too many spoilers. But she did say that River was really REALLY naughty in the special, and she stressed it alot, so it made me even more excited for the Christmas special. I have video of her talking about working with Peter, but the sound quality sucks. Anyway, Alex was a treat! Though I will say Paul McGann was the best. He was personable, chatty, and just very lovely all around when interacting with him. Even Joe liked listening to his panel, so that's a plus.

Jenna Coleman was supposed to be here, but she canceled and they replaced her with Ingrid Oliver. I barely made it into one of the Ingrid panels but she was pretty cool too. You can tell Ingrid really loves the fans.

Sam Anderson was also there. I'm not really a Danny Pink fan, but now I'm a Sam Anderson fan. He was totally interactive with the fans and a huge goofball. You can tell he really loves Who people and he was very nice and engaging with everyone. He was signing autographs behind Paul so while I was in line I watched him interact with people and he is just a hoot. The Chicago Tardis staff was saying what a "problem child" he was, and one incident in particular he went out without his "handler" and was walking among the masses of fans, up and down and totally trolling the autograph lines so much the Chicago Tardis staff had to kick him out of the hallway. I even saw him dress up as a Cyberman and take photos with some of the fans. He's pretty awesome, so if he comes back next year, I'll definitely want to get his autograph. Maybe I'll rewatch Danny Pink episodes to increase my love for him.

Joe and I made it into the tail end of the writers panel too, which I wish I would have joined earlier but they were stressing the importance of writing fanfiction, which made me happy.

All and all, a good day. I'm also broke right now, and I spent some of my Christmas bonus without getting it yet. LOL. But totally worth it.

Oh and also, after all these years, Paul McGann still hates his movie wig.